Given its strategic geographical position, and the wide array of education, health, and social amenities it offers - if quality of life is important to you then Cavan has it all.
Quality labour pool
This is an old county with a young people!
There is a diverse and constant labour pool to draw upon, a people who are ambitious, eager for success and willing to work. A proud people with an entrepreneurial culture who combine traditional values with a modern outlook.
With an abundance of skilled labour, and well-educated and eager young people who have a 'can do' / 'get on with it' mentality - Cavan is a rapidly developing county, which has seen its population increase by over 14% (to 73,183) at last count.
The county has the benefit of plentiful enterprise space, ranging from incubator units in community enterprise centres spread across the county to larger commercial premises and serviced industrial sites.
A commercial hub
The globalisation of business and the arrival of high-speed telecommunications and the Internet have promoted the creation and sharing of new ideas and new ways of thinking, moving industry far beyond process and product towards a new networked and intelligence-driven age. High speed fibre broadband through Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) is in place in the major towns, and higher speed broadband continues to be rolled out to all corners of the county.
In the middle of everywhere!
Cavan has a great road network to and from all major Irish cities/ports. Cavan Town is strategically located on the N3, equidistant between Dublin and Belfast and close to the border with Northern Ireland.
It is also a pivotal point on the east-west route to be developed between Dundalk and Sligo. Centrally located on the island of Ireland, it is only 70 minutes from Cavan Town, and 40 minutes from the southern county boundary, to the M50 ringroad at the edge of our capital city, Dublin, and two hours from Galway City. Cavan Town is 90 minutes from Dublin and Belfast International Airport.
Of course County Cavan is an English-speaking region. English, the language of commerce, is taught in Cavan to the highest standards in Irish secondary education.
Tá an-meas ar an nGaeilge i gContae an Chabhán. Tá pobal mhór ag labhairt agus ag usáid í go rialta ar fud an Contae uilig.
Cavan offers a wide range of temporary and permanent accommodation. The provision of private residential property has grown dramatically in recent years. Consequently, there is no deficit in house provision in the town or indeed county, with a considerable further capacity to deliver increased numbers as required.
Leisure amenities & diversions
Enjoyment is the art of living in the moment, amid 365 alluring lakes that lie among the highlands, the drumlin belt and the uplands. Be immersed in a wide array of festivals, cultural experiences and culinary worlds in a lush land with no end of enjoyable moments.
Modern and traditional hotels, a remote island lodge, historic castles, forest parks such as Dun na Rí and Killykeen, homely B&Bs, farmhouses and lakeside chalets; this is a place away from it all - but not that far away. Enjoy a hot stone massage at a luxury spa or a round of golf at a championship golf course; participate at Cavan leisure complex, sports clubs and one of Europe's largest equestrian centres. Experience the finest of food at one of our many award-winning restaurants. Visit the UNESCO Geopark and Castle Saunderson, fish hundreds of lakes and rivers, cruise on the Erne and enjoy one the most vibrant and dynamic music and arts communities in Ireland.
Cavan hosted the world's largest traditional Irish music festival, 'Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann' for three consecutive years from 2010 to 2012. Hailed by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann as the most successful host town ever in the 60 year history of the event, Cavan town was awarded best traditional festival at the Irish festival awards. In most recent years, Cavan has hosted the very successful 'Taste of Cavan' annual food festival, where our nationally recognised restaurants and growing speciality food industry showcase their wares.
Go walking amidst lake-dotted countryside or canoeing through the interweaving channels of Lough Oughter. Be captivated at the Cavan County Museum at Ballyjamesduff; this is Cavan and it’s all here, the perfect place for tranquillity, activity and pure fun.
Regulary voted one of the tidiest large towns in Ireland, Cavan benefits from a combination of infrastructure investment, sustainable and innovative land use zoning policies, inter-agency cooperation and a can-do approach to economic development, making Cavan an attractive location for business.
High speed broadband and other infrastructural improvements mean our capacity for business is greater than ever.
Pastoral & medical
Cavan welcomes all denominations and religious services throughout the County include, Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Baptist.
In addition to fantastic health and social amenities, there is a regional general hospital in Cavan Town and health centres located in many County towns.
When it comes to education, we have top performing schools and one of the largest institutes of further education in the country.